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19 September 2014

SEC to Investment Firms: ‘Stakes High to Get GIPS Compliance Right’ (Video)

The 21st Annual GIPS Standards Conference will be held 14–15 September 2017 in San Diego, California.

At the GIPS Standards Annual Conference, Andrew Bowden, director of the SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, discussed enforcement activities related to investment firms’ false claims of compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). The GIPS standards are broadly accepted, voluntary global ethical standards for calculating and presenting investment performance for a firm to market its investment management services globally.

Citing recent enforcement actions, Bowden stressed: “It is important to establish the fact that [false] claims of GIPS compliance, claims of verification or material misrepresentations, and false claims of performance can lead to civil and criminal penalties.”

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Crystal Detamore

Crystal Detamore is a communications director at CFA Institute and a former columnist for Entrepreneur magazine.

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